Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brief News

Okay, I'm still on hiatus for the moment, but I just wanted to say I'll be on two panels at the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition in Emeryville on Saturday, March 13th. Here's the info:

Saturday 1:00-2:45
Jade Falcon, Ryan Galiotto, Jean Martin, Gail Carriger (M), Heather McDougal
Modifying and adapting everyday wear. Making steampunk gear out of found objects and clothing.

Saturday 4:30-5:45
Jon Sarriugarte, Patrick McKercher, Alexander Logan, Mark Anderson (M), Heather McDougal
Making and creating past inventions for the future. Discussing the maker mentality, why the rise of steampunk, why now?

Yeesh! I'm terrified. But it might be fun, if I keep the Mouth Editor on full speed ahead. It's not that I'm not smart, it's that I very often don't look it, so I have to watch my step. Expect a blog post on this kind of disconnect in March.

This Hiatus was a Good Thing, and I've been collecting ideas for posts. So see you soon - I'm looking forward to it!


spacedlaw said...

Crumbs, I thought you were coming back already. I am happy to read that the hiatus is agreeing with you.
Enjoy and come back soon (please).

Kiriel du Papillon said...

These sound like they will be serious fun! Looking forward to seeing you back again.

Andrew Shields said...

Have fun on the panels! Enjoy your high-ate-us!

annie said...

miss your posts! Thanks for the update. Good luck at the expo!

jamie luhn said...

I'm glad to see that you're Almost back! And steampunk? I think it's a beautiful thing...I don't know if I'm a steaming punk or a hillbilly but...there goes my cat Friday chasing a mouse, I hope she doesn't hide it amongst my long-johns, again.

Heather McDougal said...

Sheesh, I don't know what I was thinking. The Exhibition is not in SF, it's in Emeryville, across the bay. So sorry to be lame!

Unknown said...

Jackdaws couldn't steal a more appropriate panelite than you. Good show! How did the con go?

Heather McDougal said...

It went very well. What a curious and fun group of people! Liz Gorinsky from Tor.com was there (I admire her stalwart defense of Steampunk's maker element to people writers who are not familiar with that aspect of it), as well as Jon Sarriugarte, maker of the fabulous Snailmobile and ex-SRL person. And lots of fabulous, interested, enthusiastic folk of all ages and walks of life. That's one of the things I like about these things is that they are not sexist nor ageist nor anything else.

And yes, I did sound relatively smart. Thank heavens for that.